The Component Baseline Analysis is a perception survey that was created by the KSDE Accreditation and Design Team in partnership with Kansas MTSS and our Educational Service Centers. The purpose of the CBA is to identify district and building-level perception data in six key component areas of continuous school improvement. District level staff will respond to each item for the district only; whereas building level staff will provide their perception for their building and the district for each item.
All systems should conduct a needs assessment at the start of each improvement cycle with opportunities
for ongoing data collection and analysis built into the cycle. A robust needs assessment means that you
are examining both your quantitative and qualitative data in addition to taking stock of your current work
and gathering stakeholder feedback. The Component Baseline Analysis is one tool that you can use to
obtain perception feedback from internal, building and district-level certified staff. You can preview the
survey items here.
If you are interested in learning more about the survey and how to administer it, review our
Administration Overview/Q&A Webinar!
To support you introducing the survey to staff, we are also providing you with an email template that you can copy and modify to meet the messaging needs of your system.
The Kansas State Department of Education is providing perception surveys, free of charge, to schools/districts interested in gathering perception data from students, staff and community members.
The four surveys are designed for students in grades 3 -5, 6-12, district educators and parents. Each respective group will take only one survey.
Each survey is preceded with a letter of explanation and an “opt out” letter for students. School districts may modify the letter if necessary. However, the survey is not to be altered. These surveys have been professionally designed, researched and piloted in Kansas school districts.
Should a system elect to use these surveys, the resulting data could be used as evidence in the accreditation process early in the 5-year cycle. Survey data can be used in the development of improvement plans or to support the outcomes of a district needs assessment.
KSDE will never ask for personally identifiable information related to these surveys. Surveys are to be used solely by schools and districts with the intent of school/district improvement. Any survey data provided to the public is voluntary and should be aggregate data included on a school or district accreditation dashboard or results page.
Schools/districts should feel free to use these surveys and their results as needed. How the surveys are administered – paper/pencil, Survey Monkey, Google Form, etc. – is up to the school/district.
Letter about Educator Survey (docx)
Educator Survey (pdf)
Letter about Parent Survey (docx)
Parent Survey (pdf)
Letter (to Parents) about Student Survey (docx)
Grades 3-5 Student Survey (pdf)
Grades 6-12 Student Survey (pdf)
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